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10 great Christmas stocking stuffer ideas under $25

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With Christmas just weeks away, it's possible that you've heeded all the warnings about supply chain disruptions, gotten all of your major shopping done, wrapped all the presents and put them under the Christmas tree. If so, good for you. But for many of us, shopping for stocking stuffers tends to be an afterthought.

A little trickier to pick out than other types of presents, stocking stuffers traditionally need to check a few boxes: They should be somewhat inexpensive and small enough to slip into a stocking. And often, a stocking stuffer should be a little more clever and fun than the average gift.

With that in mind, CBS Essentials curated a roundup of small and inexpensive gifts that will spread the most joy on Christmas morning for the least amount of cash. Here's your guide to finding the best stocking stuffers under $25.

(Want some more ideas for Christmas gifts? Check out our favorite Cyber Week deals under $50 and our favorite Cyber Week deals under $100.)

Santa's Naturals candles

Santa's Naturals/Amazon

These responsibly sourced, non-toxic and natural holiday-themed candles will infuse the room with Christmas spirit for more than 30 hours.

Santa's Natural Candles, $14 and up



Filling stockings with light-hearted gifts can make Christmas morning much more fun. Poo-Pourri, a scented spritz for the bathroom, offers equal parts entertainment and functionality. 

Poo-Pourri bathroom spray, $10

Beekman 1802 goat milk hand creams

Beekman 1802/Amazon

One of Oprah's Favorite Things of 2021, Beekman 1802 goat milk hand cream moisturizes hands leaving them soft and smelling fresh. Make sure to check out Oprah's picks, Honeyed Grapefruit, Lavender and Honey & Orange Blossom.

Beekman 1802 goat milk hand creams, $15 and up 

Tag Your Bags protective handbag covers

Tag Your Bags

If an expensive handbag is under the tree, think of Tag Your Bags protective covers as an insurance policy. Each box comes with ten individual waterproof covers that can protect purses, backpacks and laptop bags from spillage, germs, mud, sweat and other undesirables. Buy five boxes and get a box free with code HOLIDAYTAG, now through Jan. 1, 2022.

Tag Your Bags, $19

Stojo collapsible reusable coffee cup

Stojo collapsible reusable cup with straw

Stojo silicone coffee cups collapse, accordion-style, to fit anywhere -- including a Christmas stocking. This environmentally friendly cup (with a reusable straw) make a great gift for coffee lovers.

Stojo collapsible silicone travel cup with straw, 16 oz., $18 after coupon (regularly $20)

Amazon gift cards: Buy $50 or more, get a $10 credit


No matter their age, gender or personality type, an Amazon gift card is a perfect addition to every Christmas stocking in the house. Now through Dec. 18, first-time Amazon gift card buyers earn a $10 promotional credit when purchasing $50 or more in Amazon gift cards. Buy multiples of $20 for everyone in the family. 

Amazon Gift Cards: Buy $50 of gift cards, get a $10 credit

Wikki Stix

Wikki Stix/Amazon

Bendable, twistable and sticky Wikki Stix are made out of yarn that's covered with food-grade, non-toxic wax. The brightly hued sticks twist together to create art, games and more, making it a great gift for preschoolers.

Wikki Stix (72 count) plus activity book, $13

Spongellé holiday star ornaments


These holiday-themed body-wash infused sponges, available in four scents, are an inexpensive self-care indulgence. Plus, they come packaged as Christmas ornaments, so they belong on your Christmas tree as much as they belong in a stocking.

Spongellé holiday star ornaments, $12

Roku Express HD streaming media player

Roku/Best Buy

A small piece of technology that can majorly up the TV-watching experience, the stocking stuffer-sized Roku Express Streaming Stick is $10 off for Cyber Week right now. (You can also get a Cyber Week deal on the Roku Streaming Stick 4K, now $30 at Best Buy.)

Roku Express HD streaming media player, $20 (regularly $30)

4K UHD Blu-ray Movies

Best Buy

Best Buy frequently discounts a selection of Blu-ray movies for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and this year is no different. You can save on a number of classic films and recent releases, including "Sonic the Hedgehog," "F9," "Total Recall," "Ghostbusters," "Wonder Woman 1984," "Parasite" and more. You can take a look at the full list of Best Buy's discounted 4K Blu-ray movies by tapping the button below.

4K UHD Blu-ray Movies, $8.99 and up

Don't have a way to watch movies in 4K? Good news: Best Buy also has a selection of HD Blu-ray movie starting at $4.99 each.

HD Blu-ray Movies, $4.99 and up

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